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in coming to the table. >> they haven't been in the previous four years the obama administration the previous eight years of the bush administration and the previous eight years of clinton administration. i can continue to go back, so i do not think they he are serious about negotiating. it just gives them more time. >> reporter: the general says the u.s. along with other nations should use covert operations to thwart iran's nuclear development. gregg? >> molly henneberg. thanks. >>> the white house says it expects the senate to confirm president obama's nominee for defense secretary. white house press secretary jay carney defending former republican senator chuck hagel saying that he will be an excellent pentagon chief. now, this comes after a fiery confirmation hearing with members of the senate armed services committee. he faced some tough questions including this one from senator james imhoff. >> why do you think the rainan foreign ministry strongly supports your nomination to be the secretary of defense? >> i have a difficult enough time with american politics senator. i hav
. president obama calling on congress to avoid cuts that could jeopardize jobs in just 23 days. >> the jobs of thousands of americans who can work in national security -- who work in national security or education or clean energy. >> reporter: under the terms of earlier deficit deals, congress will find $85 million in reductions by march 1st. if not, they would shrink pentagon spending by 7.9% and domidwesting spending by 5.3% and medicare a 2% reduction. >> i believe they should pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that would delay the economically damaging affects of the sequester for a few more mots until congress finds a way. >> reporter: the president wants to raise more money by ending tax loopholes, but republicans want deeper entitlement cuts. >> if we're going to connect with the american people, it's important that they see not only that we're serious about solving our debt problems. >> a studdie by george mason university estimated 448,000 jobs could be affected in d.c., maryland, and virginia. for months, defense contractors have pleaded for action. >> we woul
to come up with smarter plan or a solution for the longer term. will visitt obama israel and the west bank and jordan in the spring. visit toe his first the region as president. esident obama and light -- netanyahuster discussed the visit in late january. the white house has not released date of the trip or details itinerary. --lawmakers began talking tackling the tough issue of immigration reform. the current immigration system of repair,rate need but how to fix it is not clear. san antonio mayor certification is used with the committee. that a pathway citizenship should be the .ption >> house republicans who had citizenship seemed to soften their town today. said he would citizenship for legal brought to this country when they were children. officials department to extendingcloser benefits to same-sex partners of of the military. leon panetta is contemplating making this move which could same-separtners to to the un base commissary and other health and welfare programs. say a same-sexrs partner would have to have some type of documentation to receive some benefits. >> we're monitoring a
. evidences 88 years old. >>> this morning we are hearing from president obama. he sat down with cbs's scott kelly for a prefragame intervie. talked about the possibility of another tax hike. president obama talked about america's favorite past time football as millions of us were getting ready to watch the super bowl, he clarified comments. when he wasn't sure he would let his son play football. here's the latest response. >> it is a great support. i am a huge fan, but there's no doubt that some of the concerns that we have learned about when it comes to concussions have to give parents pause. as i said before i feel differently about the nfl. these are grown men, they are well compensated they know the risks that are involved. but as we start thinking about the pipeline, high school, college. i want to make sure we are doing everything we can to make the school safer. that means the game is going to evolve a little bit. for those of us who like to see a big hit and enjoy the rock em sock em elements of the game we are probably going to be occasionally frustrated. i know defensive players g
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march 1st. president obama is now urging congress to come up with a short-term deal while a longer- term deal is worked out. republicans are standing firm saying they want certain spending cuts and no new tax hikes. >> the president believes that congress ought to take action to buy down the sequester in a balanced way which we did in december so we know what the model looks like to achieve t we would work with congress on the composition of that package. >> this is no greater more imperative than to reduce the mountain of debt that is facing us, our children and theirs. and our house republican majority stands ready for the president and his party to join us and actually tackle the big problems facing this country. >> the sequester was created as a compromise between republicans and democrats on fiscal cliff the matters at the end of last year. >>> a decision today could pave the way for the boy scouts of america to allow gay scouts and scout leaders. the organize's national executive board is meeting at its headquarters in irving, texas and is expected to rule on the controversial pol
, all straight ahead. >>> plus, president obama takes his gun control message to the twin cities today as michael bloomberg sticks to the nra with a powerful ad. >>> plus, the 5-year-old hostage held hostage in alabama heads into the fifth day. >>> leon panetta said his catholic religion had an impact on his life and death decisions. >>> and rumors of muhammad ali's death are premature. we'll explain. death are premature. we'll explain. "early today" starts right now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> very good monday morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. we begin with a developing tragedy in southern california. a bus carrying a tour group from tijuana collided with two other vehicles on the highway west of los angeles killing eight and injuring more. authorities say the driver reported brake problems as the bus came down the mountain. it rear-ended a car before flipping and hitting a pickup truck that was hauling a trailer. passengers described the scene. >> starts to move so fast, and the people start screaming. >> two or three minutes swerving in and out? >> yeah
in a letter. >> nothing like getting a job well done from the commander in chief. today president obama called the ravens coach and general manager to congratulate them on. winning the super on here is a portion of that phone call. -- winning the super bowl. here's a portion of that phone call >> i just wanted to say congratulations. for you to stay steady the way you did is a great feat. >> thank you. sometimes the greatest accomplishments are born from diversity and our guys prove that. >> you and me we should try to do things easy or smoothes. [laughter] >> i would like to know what it feels like. it has never happened to me. but it was a great game. you know, we are going to investigate who was behind the whole black out thing, though. >> how cool is that? the president also talked about how moved he and the first lady were by the story of the former ravens lemberg oj dynamos with lou gehrig's's disease = = tjhe former ravens linebacker oj, diagnosed with lou gehrig's disease. >> what the president says congress needs to do fast. cart we need golf zones for highways? >> some snow showers.
doubled under president obama but should he take any credit for it. >>> landing in political trouble, legal troubles may be ahead. >>> if you're among the millions who watch the super bowl just for the commercials, we'll point out the controversial ones you won't want to miss. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in the situation room. today wall street reached a milestone we haven't seen in years. for the first time since 2007, the dow jones industrial average climbed above the 14,000 mark. the average has more than doubled since bottoming out at 6547, 6,547 just after president obama took office back in 2009. let's get quickly to alison kosik. she's at the new york stock exchange. it's just above 14,000, alison. >> it is. what's interesting, as we see the dow cross over 14 thourk for the first time in five years, believe it or not, not everybody thinks it's a big deal. some people say it's a nice round number that we like to talk about and others say, yes, it is a milestone after the economy pretty much fell to pieces. now this is a sign that things are finally come canning back. remember this
american hero. >> president barack obama extending olive branch to religious institutions making changes to the contraception mandate are they really accommodating or just gimmicks? we will hear from the president of a catholic university in just a little bit. >> and let's get ready to rum bible. we -- rumble. brian kilmeade live from new orleans superdome in just moments. he did a great job down there yesterday he will do a better job today because it is super bowl sunday. ifst ffsz begins right now. >> peter gabriel for you this morning. welcome in to "fox & friends" on this super bowl sunday. super bowl 47. san francisco 49ers vs. the baltimore ravens live from the big easy. >> you guys ready for some good bean dip and beer and wings later. >> bean dip? i'm a guacamole guy. >> i will send you recipe. my sister-in-law made buffalo wing sauce. she said i would almost these frozen it is so good. franks hot sauce. shredded chicken. >> i put that on everything. >> franks hot sauce. >> you future on anything. >> twinkies. >> put it on a shoe and it would taste good. >> brian did a great job
skepticism. the white house released this picture of president barack obama skeet shooting in august. the president was asked if he ever fired a gun when he recently released his plan for tougher gun control laws. he rereplied he went skeet shooting. >>> a 5-year-old held hostage -- >> he's allowed us to provide coloring books, medication. >> his home for five days now? an underground bunker. it's an eerie reminder of a school bus hijacking nearly 40 years ago. two dozen children buried alive. one of the victims joins us live. >>> plus, a federal raid. allegations of sex parties and prostitutes. just another day in politics or have we hit rock bottom? >>> comedy or crossing the line? critics say this year's super bowl ads are anything but funny. >>> plus, a push for more awesome. >> the world needs you to stop being boring, yeah, you. >>> this is a very bizarre story. in alabama this hour, the excruciating wait continues for family, friends and the entire community of midland city, worried about the fate of a 5-year-old boy held hostage in an underground bunker. police say they are i
and helped democrats. president obama pushing for immigration reform this year met with activists who said he agreed with them good what critics call amnesty. >> pathway to citizenship for undocumented community. >> reporter: roughly 10 million to 12 million people illegally in the u.s. many accept pay below the legal minimum. afl-cio unions are onboard to end that. >> prevent what's wrong from driving down the wages of everybody else. >> reporter: analysts say that under president obama, the u.s./mexican boarder is more secure. the net number of migrants not increasing. activists demand, reform, now. >> not contingent at all on additional enforcement, whether it is border security or any other types of enforcement. >> reporter: at the first house hearing on the obama initiative -- >> the question is what to do about the 10 million or more people not lawfully here. >> reporter: republicans remain wary. >> what cannot become is a nation with the laws enforced selectively or not at all. >> reporter: boehner sounds open to option. >> this is about trying on get it right. on behalf of the america
beyonce took center stage at president obama's inauguration. and the rockets' red glare >> reporter: and chose not to sing live but to a prerecorded track of her voice performing the national anthem. critics wondered why when other performers that day sang live. >> due to the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper sound check, i did not feel comfortable taking a risk. >> reporter: so what does she do now? two weeks later standing in the spotlight once again. ♪ >> reporter: backed by an all girl band, the singing superstar seemed to silence her critics by tearing through her biggest hits, including "crazy in love" and "baby boy." when her former destiny's child members, kelly roland and michelle williams, joined her, super bowl watchers from new york to l.a. dance ed and sang along with "b." by the reaction, lip sync gate is all but forgotten. >> she was phenomenal. >> reporter: you thought so? >> absolutely phenomenal. for someone singing live, that was amazing. >> she fell down after inauguration, but she came up and made up for it. can't be mad no more. it's over. she threw
to reach her. brian, over to you. >>brian: president obama has never been to israel and blew up a recent face-to-face with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. so why is he now going to visit israel on march 20? jeremiah, why now? >> the invitation was extended by president perez of israel and the prime minister asked president obama to attend during a recent phone call. so it's going to be very, very interesting. there's an awful lot of issues at play here come spring. >>brian: most people think he's going to look to jump-start talks with the palestinian authority. you think differently. you think this is going to be about iran, don't you? >> absolutely. a recent estimate came out by probably the leading national security think tank in israel that said come july of this coming summer, iran will have the capability, they would have passed that red line to build a nuclear weapon. so you can imagine sitting in that room and perhaps -- perhaps -- the prime minister of israel begins briefing the president on their plans to bomb iran, and the response from president obama would be quite interes
. >> that was jeff hager reporting. even president obama was impressed. he called them to congratulate them on their victory. as happy as you were that the ravens won you may have felt bad for the 49ers. they said this is not the ending we planned for. >> it doesn't feel good to be home. i figure i would be out in the ba hams celebrating the victory. it our time. >> the players say they won't be broken by the loss and hope to use it as fuel to be back for the super bowl and win next year. think emit telling him to restrain player i am baby jod oh from same sex marriage. he receives what he calls a cautionary letters from a joint committee. they criticized him to use official letterhead to write the letter but didn't recommend further action. >>> today's scouts and their family's are pushing for the policy of the scouts. >> even though my discounts and parents love me and thank me for all the hard work based on this archaic policy. >> a substantial amount of life. sexuality is not one of them and never has been and doesn't need to be. that's the real issue going on here. >> the supreme court
community. >>> 4:34 right now. today, president obama takes his push for gun control legislation on the road with a visit to minneapolis. the president will sit down with law enforcement leaders. many who handled a workplace shooting last september. five people were killed then. that meeting will happen blocks from where 5-year-old boy was killed this summer. >>> the national rifle association continues to -- >> there's going to be law abiding people caught up in a bureaucratic nightmare. there's going to be abuse in terms of prosecutions and it's all going to affect the only the law abiding people. the criminals could careless. >> this ad ran here in d.c. during the super bowl showing la pierre saying in 1999 that they supported background checks. >> state attorney general doug gants letter who host a meeting discussing curbing gun violence. >>> incoming secretary of state john kerry will meet his new staff. kerry will address his new employees at 9:00 this morning at the state department. it was a busy first weekend for the former massachusetts senator. he talked to palestinian president m
. local troops could establish the policy for themselves. president obama heads to annapolis to speak at the state democratic senate caucus retreat. he wants a short-term package to attack a larger problem later. >> lance armstrong has until the end of the day to speak with an agency. if not, his lifetime ban would be irreversible. last month he admitted to using performance enhancing drugs. >> now weather and traffic together on the 1's. >> time to take a look at your morning commute. this is 95 towards the fort mchenry, 55 miles per hour. howard county, no problems on the north or west side of the beltway. 62 on 70 down towards 29. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> there is a little cloud cover. there could be some sprinkles or flurries this morning. 28 in cockeysville. temperatures in the upper 20's and low 30's this afternoon. a mixture of sun and clouds. >> 29 degrees at the airport. there is no question traffic is set mess. >> how much time should you allow. >> the post office getting ready for cutbacks faster than expected. >> welcome back. 37 degrees downtown. nothing
at the event. it comes on the same day that president obama travels to minneapolis to push his proposed gun control legislation. >>> today, virginia lawmakers once again take up the so-called gun show loophole. the courts of justice committee will discuss whether to enforce background checks at gun shows in the commonwealth. currently, only licensed dealers are required to obtain checks of gun shows. the general assembly rejected numerous proposals to extend that requirement to private sellers at gun shows even as recently as last month. >>> heads up. today is the percent dfirst day for work that the south entrance at the pentagon station will be closed. the agency is replacing escalators there and it will had stay closed into the fall. when finished, they will be similar to the one as the dupont circle station. the north entrance will stay open during construction. >>> new this morning, new information about the bus crash that killed eight people and injured more than a dozen others in southern california. the bus was carrying a tour group from tijuana, mexico. when the bus driver reported
. >>> president obama has just landed in washington after a trip today in an effort to garner public support for reform of gun laws. >>> president obama needed a pitch for gun control in minneapolis today. >> if there's even one thing we can do once did y want -- louse in 2011 avalanching several in addition tills. >> but in a roundtable discussion, the mayor told the president he needs help. president obama wants lawmakers to -- and limits to high-capacity magazines. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> mr. obama wants congress to act while memories remain fresh. >> the advisers are making the argument that the political landscape has changed since newtown. this campaign will test that theory. >> quinnipiac university recently polled voters in three states, virginia, new jersey and pennsylvania. 90% said they support wider background checks. harry reid just got behind background checks. he said the senate will likely introduce a gun bill next month, but that's no guarantee of progress. conservative lawmakers and the gun lobby still oppose any new gu
: lawmakers recently got a look at a secret document, explaining why the obama administration believes the strikes can also target americans who join with terrorists overseas. >> reporter: brennan was up for cia director in 2009 but withdrew his name from consideration after questions arose about his role in the war on terror. >> reporter: the 25-iary ci -- 25-year cia veteran was an executive in the spy agency, when the bush administration used harsh interrogation techniques like water boarding. brennan says he was not involved in the interrogation program. >> reporter: human rights groups fly code pink, are protesting brennan's nomination. they say drone strikes also kill innocent civilians. >> we think that the drone program is creating more enemies in america than it has been killing. >> the senate will vote on brennan's confirmation later this month. on capitol hill, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> there were fewer than 50 drone strikes during the bush administration. under president obama, there have reportedly been more than 3
in america president obama traveling to in an effort to win support for his proposals. the white house says minneapolis taken important steps to reduce gun violence. meet withent will leaders and law enforcement officials in order to discuss what he calls set of common sense ideas to reduce gun violence. two northern virginia in als will be featured that looks aty possible warning signs for school shootings. that is the word from our wto the.at -- wtop. they signed an agreement with releasedls to not it the names of the schools used. it will air on pbs february 28. 26 degrees out. still ahead, funeral services will be held for the former new york city mayor. good morning. get up and get going. a lot of us bleary-eyed after super bowl. 5:11 is the time. a kind of chilly day. clipper headed our way to bring another dusting of snow. adam, can you just take all of these and make them into one big >> we[no audio] hear adam. i know the answer was yes. these temperatures for you, we waking up to 23 degrees in washington. germantown, 24 this morning. 23.mbia is we will have increasing clouds somegh
on in washington, the clock is ticking down to march 1 toward automatic spending cuts. >> president obama is calling on congress to delay the cut. our washington bureau reporter has the latest. >> the task is to agree on plans to slash the trillion dollars from the deficit with the deadline of march 1. right now, there's no deal in sight. >> i believe they should at least half a smaller package. >> president obama is calling on congress to pass a short-term measure, a combination of spending cuts and tax measures that would delay sequestration until the start of the next fiscal year. >> there's no reason the jobs of thousands of americans who work in national security or education or clean energy, not to mention the growth of the entire economy should be put in jeopardy just because folks in washington couldn't come together. >> the president says the delay will give congress more time to work out a longer-term deal. >> the sequester is $500 billion in automatic spending cuts over the next 10 years. they have already put it off by two months with the rhythmic -- with a mix of revenues and
. president obama has asked congress to come up with billions of dollars in limited spending cuts to avoid across the board cuts due to take effect in march. >> the president is hoping to avoid the major sequestration that stands to impact tens of thousands of jobs in the d.c. area. fox's jennifer davis has more. >> the president has a message for congress about a looming budget deadline. >> deep, indiscriminate cuts to things like education and training, energy and national security will cost us jobs. and it will slow down our recovery. >> reporter: those jobs are at risk for the sequester takes effect in march. the president is asking lawmakers to find targeted short-term cuts to keep the economy moving and buy more time to craft a longer-term deal. >> our economy is headed in the right direction. it will stay that way as lodge as there aren't any more self- inflicted wounds coming out of washington. >> reporter: the senate remains deeply divided. >> the sooner we solve our spending problem, the sooner our jobs problem will go away as well. >> reporter: house republicans say they've twic
? it was just amazing. >> there was a large crowd when president obama came through four years ago. it was a great day. >> 6:07. do you think your commute is bad? you can share your commuting horror stories. >> a potential landmark day for the boy scouts of america as they consider changing their previous ban on gays in the organization. that is when we come back. >> we're previewing an event >> we're previewing an event inspired by >> now weather and traffic together on the 1's. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. but see what is going on. we are tracking an incident on the west side. there could be some delays. 50 on the j.f.x. heading down to the city. 55 on southbound 95 and a speech continues down to the fort mchenry -- and those speeds continue down to the fort mchenry. westbound 50 air route eight, the incident is clear. ava marie is joining us from the marriott waterfront. it looks like you'll talked chocolate. >> my favorite ingredient. temperatures are near the freezing mark the airport. there may be a flurry this morning. nothing major. more
next week based on the report. linda stow, abc 2 news. >>> president obama will be in annapolis. he's going to talk strategy with u.s. senate democrats at a closed-door retreat. the president is expected to discuss financial matters as well as gun control and immigration. >>> also today governor martin o'malley will testify on the gun control bill. he'll appear before senate judicial proceedings committee in annapolis. the governor wants to ban assault-style guns and require restrictions for handguns. the measure would also set aside in the state budget for safety. >>> police are still trying to figure out what led to a deadly stabbing just as the raven's victory celebration was wrapping up yesterday. the victims sadly are three teenagers. this happened around 1:30 yesterday afternoon in downtown baltimore. one of those victims was killed, the two others seriously hurt. it's not yet clear now why teens were down there for that parade, how this possibly happened that led to one person being dead. >>> speaking of the celebration itself, head coach john harbaugh told fans they were
responses. the obama administration is under fire for its controversial drone program. now the white house is defending its right to target americans without due process. we wanted to know do you think that anything is okay in protecting our homeland or is it over the line. kathy from arkansas said i want our homeland protected at any cost. i'm terrified terrorists will attack the country. david from south carolina said we're becoming too dependent on technology to fight terrorism. we need an influx of human intelligence. >> thanks everyone who responded. we appreciate it. have a great day. "fox & friends" starts right now. >>gretchen: good morning. i'm gretchen carlson. it's wednesday, february 6, 2013. thanks for sharing your time today. what a difference four years make. democrats now say it is their right to kill americans as they see fit, the same party who said it was wrong for george bush to torture terrorists. is there hypocrisy? >>steve: come get your gun insurance. good idea? what do you think? we're going to report and you decide. >>brian: a good lesson for anyone. why it is nev
'm tempted to describe president obama's spending and tax ideas as small ball, but they're worse than that. they represent a conscious decision to neglect some of the most pressing issues that confront our country. you might even say it's a dereliction of duty in the battle to save america. last week, the congressional budget office projected that our gross national debt will increase from $16 trillion in 2012 to $26 trillion in 2023. now, that may seem like a long way off, but just since president obama has been president, the national debt's gone up by 55%, just in the last four years. but if you project that forward to 2023 when some of these young men and women who are working here as pages will be looking at entering the work force and looking at their futures, all they will see ahead of them is debt and a reduced standard of living. this is what lies ahead for all of us unless we embrace real spending cuts and unless we deal with the unfunded liabilities of medicare and social security. now, president obama has a secret strategy for getting our debt under control, we'd all love to he
. >>steve: that's deep. >>gretchen: in a few hours president obama will ramp up his campaign-style push for new gun control legislation. he's heading to minnesota to focus on that state's efforts to curb gun violence. the president's plan? he had a heated topic on fox news sunday for both sides of the issue. >> and there are some commonsense things we can do to make this country a lot safer. universal criminal background check, identifying the mentally ill and getting those records into the system. >> there's going to be fees. there's going to be paper work. there's going to be law-abiding people caught up in a bureaucratic nightmare. and there's going to be abuse in terms of prosecutions. and it's all going to affect only the law-abiding people. the criminals could care less. >>gretchen: many gun rights advocates concerned the president's plan impacts on the second amendment. >>> at least eight people died, dozens injured after a tour bus crashes into two vehicles into a mountain road in southern california. officials said it had brake troubles. crashed into a car, flipped over and cra
obama delivers the first state of the union address of his second term and the officials say the president will focus his speech on booking the economics and threaten gun cell. -- gun control. >> the president may also use tuesday's toords announce the next step for ending the war in afghanistan by the end of 2014. >> it's 5:70 and 24 degrees on tv hill. the f.d.a. is warning doctors about a fake version of the cancer drug avast inand what you need to know. >> and the m.c.a. is in the hot seat for recording the conversations of passengers. is that uncon constitutional? >> 11 news sunday morn [ telephone rings ] good evening, this is flo. [laughs] yes, i'm that flo. aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive. how dowe get doing...olished room and make it shine? ...with a store full of ways to get it done. we can all throw on our work clothes... ...and throw out any doubt. because right now's the time to take those rooms from... ..."think i can do this?" to... ..."let me show you what i just did." more saving. more doing. that's the power of the
reports. >> between republicans and president obama. over three key issues. gun control, the obama call and public clamber to do something is boiling down to universal background checks and a possible deal worked out by senator schumer and a bipartisan quartet two rated a by the nra and two rated f. issue two? immigration. more republicans are leaning towards allowing illegal imgroonts stay but no actual plan has been proposed yet. issue three is the biggy that everybody says they hate. sequester. >> mindless arbitrary across the board cuts to take place on march 1. >> spending cuts and social services end unless there's finally a deal to cut spending. president obama is making clear he wants in any such deal another tax hike on the wealthy and reducing the write-offs on perks like private jets. >> we've got to be able to close loopholes the average american can't take advantage of to increase the revenue in a way that allows our economy to continue to grow. >> at some point washington has to deal with its spending problem. >> the battle lines on that fight end on guns and immigration a
more in a live report in a bit. >>> searching for a contraception compromise. the obama administration's new proposal. >>> one last good-bye. hillary clinton bids farewell to her state department staffers, but her departure was overshadowed by another deadly u.s. embassy attack. the latest in "world tonight" next. >>> the biggest party in new orleans. >> thousands of others tonight, time to ramp up the party, get that moment in the international spotlight. laurence scott with a look at all the chaos and everybody wants their own 15 minutes of fame, too. >> reporter: so much is going on. we're hearing from the legends, that deer antler spray, we're trying to understand with ray lewis. confusing. when you get down to it, the families are having a good time. people are talking. people are arriving. it's a big scene. it's a circus. they're getting ready for this thing. take a look. >> arguably the best wide receiver in nfl history -- >> reporter: jerry wise has seen his fair share of super bowl glory. m rice is one of many former niners on the scene sharing their thoughts on life in the sp
that does not require information about a specific attack. >>> president obama is asking congress to come up with a short-term package to head off the across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration. if congress does not do something automatic cuts take effect on march 1. president obama acknowledged today a budget agreement is not likely by then but is asking congress to pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms to delay the sequester until a long-term solution is found. >> proposals that i put forward during the fiscal cliff negotiations in discussions with speaker boehner and others are still very much on the table. >> solvinging america's problems starts with what every family does every month. they have got to do a budget. >> senate republicans say they will examine the president's plan but they also plan to introduce their own to avoid the first year of defense cuts by reducing the size of the federal work force through attrition. also, president obama will be visiting israel this spring. the president and israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu talked about the t
show. you can watch right here on wusa9 11:35 right after wusa9 news at 11:00. >>> president obama took his campaign to reduce gun violence to the midwest. in minneapolis today he asked for the public's help to push congress to take action. tara mergener has the latest from the white house. >> reporter: president obama took his gun control message on the road sitting down with law enforcement officials and community leaders in minneapolis. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> reporter: the president praised the minneapolis police department pointing to the city's success in tackling gun violence. he is also trying to reach minnesota gun originals as he works to rally public support for his -- owners as he works to rally public support for his proposals to curb gun violence. >> i need everybody who is listening to keep the pressure on your member of congress to do the right thing. >> reporter: this is expected to be the first of several trips the president makes to push his plan outside washington. proposals for a new ban on assault weapons an
delegate. >> president obama is scheduled to visit annapolis next week. the white house says the president will attend a democratic senate caucus retreat scheduled for wednesday at a hotel. the president is expected to speak at the event, which is close to the public. >> your insta-weather-plus forecast eiyh tom tasselmyer -- with tom tasselmyer -- >> it is a little chilly down there tonight, the temperatures have dropped to 50 degrees. in new orleans, clear skies. the weekend for guests is pretty nice. -- the weekend forecast is pretty nice, especially compared to what we are dealing with. dry conditions and very pleasant. if you are sticking around town, we will be dealing with winter all weekend long. for the time being, skies had cleared and that system drag in more cold there. it is getting really cold, especially in the western maryland mountains. the high temperatures stayed below freezing. temperatures will continue to fall. the winds are dying down, too. without the winds mixing things up, the air temperature will get cold. 18 in westminster. the bitter cold air, a single digits i
. >>> another big story, it was a fiery start to the confirmation hearing for president obama's pick to run the cia. protesters disrupted proceedings for john brennan as he began his testimony before the senate intelligence committee. fox 5's top top was at the hearing. the -- top top was at the hearing. the -- tom fitzgerald was at the hearing. >> tom brennan brennan and his 25 years at the cia has made him a target of anti-protests who say he is the architect of the cia's unmanned drone program and it did not take long to hear those protesters. >> all right. we will stop again. >> i speak for the mothers in yemen, pakistan, somalia and -- >> that was one of several interruptions of brennan's testimony by the anti-war group code pink inside the senate intelligence committee today. brennan has been at the center of the successful u.s. mission that both killed osama bin laden as well as the drone strike which took out anwar al awki and brennan said significant threat still remain in the united states as well as the chief bombmaker for al- qaeda whose attempt failed to blow up an american air
comments about michelle obama's weight. >> and if you think d.c. has it bad when it comes to traffic, you know, you're right. we're going to tell you where the district falls on the list of the worst traffic congestion in the nation. gary. >> and a lot of clouds today. we see a few snow flurries on radar. will that amount to anything? next.  >>> if you drive d.c. roads, you know it can be a nightmare. an annual sorry have a proves it, putting d.c. at the very top of the list and fox 5s john henrehan has the latest. >> reporter: jacqueline gil, an analyst who commutes about 14 miles every morning from fall's church to d.c., knows about slow rush hour traffic. >> without traffic, 30 minutes with traffic probably an hour and hour and 15 minutes. >> and on a bad day? >> an hour and a half. >> how often does that happen? >> ness with a month. >> reporter: once again, researchers at texas a&m have crunched the numbers nationally and concluded the d.c. area has the most congestion in the. among the highlights in the report, on average, motorists here lose much is hours
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on facebook. >>> taking a break from the super bowl for a moment, president obama says the economy is showing signs of recovery. >> he sat down with cbs news for an exclusive interview before last night's game. >> housing is overing. manufacturing is going strong. car sales are up. truth is is that overall, there were a lot of positive signs in the economy. >> reporter: the u.s. economy is taking a step forward but some economists say on the a slow path. some say one of the things holding up progress is folks in washington. president obama is calling on lawmakers to work on a balanced approach to deal with the deficit. >> republicans are unwilling to touch revenue. they say let's deficit spend. democrats deficit spend. that is why the country does not trust washington. >> reporter: congress is still working to pass a budget that satisfies both the house and the senate. the president says, if lawmakers can agree to work together, the country's budget issues can be resolved. >> there is a way for us to solve these budget in a responsible way through a balanced approach that the vast majority of
obama is worried about sequestration. he is calling on congress to take some action before march 1. we'll have more on whether that will happen. we know or local traffic is bad. the question is, have been improvements to our roadways eased the congesting? the will of the results of a new study. all these stories and more. >> all that takes is going up the stairs. >> it is called the health care right now. -- it is cloudy out there right now. looking off to the west. a break of sunshine. this is a precursor of what is coming tomorrow. the sun will be out in full force tomorrow. tonight, we will keep our eye on this clipper. chances are most of the snow some of the floors will make its east. -- flurries will make it east. it is cool comfortable quiet. below freezing later this evening. 27-33. high-pressure returning to sunshine tomorrow. thursday night and friday night, a postal system could do bring -- could develop and bring rain to the -- a coastal system could develop and bring rain to the area. after we get it through this system friday, a in a warming trend into next week. if you g
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